WLSA Speaker Spotlight: Meet Jean Rutherford Wall

We are excited to announce that Jean Wall, the Director of College Counseling at Tampa Prepatory School, will speak at the 2017 WLSA & College Admission Network (CAN) Conference! Jean will lend her expertise and experience during the Conference sessions!

See her at the Conference

Managing Expectations, Figures, Facts and Choosing the Right School
Saturday, July 8th at 16:00 - 17:00

Creating a Culture of Empathy
Monday, July 10th at 11:30 - 12:30


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Jean Rutherford Wall


Director of College Counseling,
Tampa Prepatory School, (USA)

Jean Rutherford Wall has worked in the education field for over 30 years. Working for eleven years on the admissions team at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, Ca, she quickly moved up the ranks from admissions counselor to both the director of admissions and the director of financial aid positions. The work was challenging and rewarding, as it was an opportunity to work with some of the nation’s top math, science and engineering students.

Following a move to Tampa, Florida she held the position of Merit Scholarship Coordinator at the University of South Florida dispersing merit scholarships to the freshman class. Since 2000 she has been the Director of College Counseling at Tampa Preparatory School, a private school in Tampa, Florida where she started as the only college counselor and now manages a team of four.

Jean has spoken on panels at the Florida Council of Independent Schools and at the annual Southern Association of College Admission Counseling conference on topics from how to create a college case studies program to dealing with difficult parents. In addition, she was selected to represent the college counseling perspective on a local NPR radio program centered on the topic of college admissions.

Over the course of her career she has worked with several thousand students on both sides of the desk. The joy in the work is knowing she can make a difference in a student’s life by providing guidance, information, support and most of all empathy.